Love the features of this winter fisherman’s sweater which comes with a free knitting pattern: the intricate cables, the boat neck, the cropped sleeves, and … the crazy photo shoot! The pictures of the original Beatnik sweater made me laugh. Thanks, Chris! I love sweater reviews that make me want to go crazy and have fun. Who wouldn’t?
The Beatnik Sweater
It’s dubbed the Beatnik* Sweater as it’s so 60s in style, but I can see it sported in 2014 just the same. It was originally designed in this rusty orange. However, I have seen it knit in charcoal grey, wheat beige, aubergine purple, winter blue, and other colors, and they are all equally great-looking. It is a well-fitted sweater with a cable pattern of moderate difficulty. Not a project to take along on the bus, but a rewarding sweater project if you want to embark on cabling and make something pretty at home.
Free Knitting Pattern for the Beatnik Sweater
Nuf said. Here is the free sweater knitting pattern for you:
- click THIS link.
photo credit : Chris Vaccaro
- sweater designer: Norah Gaughan
- pattern source : knitty.com
What does beatnik mean? It refers to a young person in the 1950s and early 1960s belonging to a subculture associated with the beat generation, i.e. underground, anti-conformist youth. Blame Jack Kerouac for the term. He did coined it.
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